iNeedMD develops and markets medical device solutions that enable individuals and their healthcare partners to easily acquire, store and export health- and wellness-related data in convenient, portable platforms. The Company has built a balanced portfolio of intellectual property and has already commercialized The EKG Glove™, an FDA-cleared and CE-marked disposable medical device that can help bring diagnostic cardiology to the masses.
A 12-lead, electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) assesses the electrical activity of an individual’s heart and is key to the diagnosis, or rule-out, of various cardiac abnormalities. The proper positioning of 10 electrodes on an individual’s chest and the exact configuration of a system of 10 corresponding leads are critical to obtaining accurate ECG results. Traditionally, skilled technicians affix a complex network of these 20 individual components on the patient’s chest, a process which can be time-consuming and fraught with the potential for error due electrode misplacement or lead reversal.
The EKG Glove™ has an all-in-one design with pre-positioned electrodes and printed circuit technology integrated into a single-use, glove-like sheath. A user simply removes the backing from the underside of The EKG Glove™, inserts his or her right hand into the sheath, and applies The EKG Glove™ to the patient’s chest for a standardized fit. Self-application is also easy to facilitate with minimal instruction. The “peel-and-stick” EKG Glove™ helps to minimize testing errors and drastically reduce the time it takes to prepare an individual for a 12-lead ECG. In addition, The EKG Glove™ is disposable which can help reduce the risk of cross contamination and Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).
A single cable connects The EKG Glove™ to almost any electrocardiograph machine, eliminating the use of “spaghetti wires” that may inadvertently be reversed and result in an inaccurate ECG. The EKG Glove™ System is compatible with traditional, stationary ECG devices as well as many portable, Bluetooth-enabled ECG solutions. In this latter scenario, the ease-of-use of The EKG Glove™ System paired with a lightweight, transportable ECG device allows a cardiac assessment to be performed in as little as 60 seconds in almost any care setting, especially where time-efficient patient triage is critical.
Management and Key Personnel
Govindan Gopinathan, MD
Chairman of the Board, Founder
Dr. Govindan Gopinathan is a former Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University Langone Medical Center and the primary inventor of The EKG Glove™. His extensive clinical background helped him to develop The EKG Glove™ as a multi-purpose bio-metric clinical tool. He is board certified in internal medicine and neurology by the Royal College of Physicians in Canada. He is board certified in neurology by the American Academy of Neurology, certified in internal medicine by the University of Kerala, India, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a former Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London. He has previously served as the Director and Chief of Neurology at the Manhattan VA Hospital, and held a Fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Thomas A. Nicolette
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Nicolette has served as the principal of Nicolette Consulting Group Limited, a business management consulting firm, since founding it in 1984. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Akers Biosciences, Inc. from 2006 until early 2014 and was instrumental in a $15 million IPO that facilitated Akers Biosciences’ listing on the NASDAQ capital market.
From 1997 through 2012, Mr. Nicolette was the Corporate Secretary, Treasurer and director of Sentech EAS Corp., a designer and manufacturer of electronic security systems for retail, commercial and industrial firms. From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Nicolette was the director of international business development for November AG a developer of methods of authentication for anti-counterfeiting based in Germany. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Nicolette served as Chairman of Exaqt Sa de CV a manufacturer and installer of electronic security systems based in Mexico. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Nicolette served as Executive Director of Tri-Mex Group Limited, a developer of monitoring and response solutions to protect high value or hazardous cargo based in London. Mr. Nicolette served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of DNA Technologies, Inc., a holder of patented technology providing solutions for counterfeiting, forgery and product diversion, from 2000 through 2003. From 1995 through 2001, Mr. Nicolette was the President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Sentry Technology Corporation which owned Knogo North America, Inc. and Video Sentry Corporation, designers and manufacturers of electronic articles surveillance systems and closed circuit television systems worldwide. Also, Mr. Nicolette served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Knogo Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed multi-national company and purveyor of electronic article surveillance, from 1986 through 1994.
Mr. Nicolette is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice.
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Ms. McMorrow combines over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development with proficiencies in strategic and tactical planning and implementation, sales training and operations, and IPO prospectus development.
Ms. McMorrow joined iNeedMD, Inc. August 2014 as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Immediately prior to joining iNeedMD, Ms. McMorrow spent 10 years at Akers Biosciences, Inc. an in vitro diagnostic medical device company. As Director of Marketing, she helped launch the company’s entrance into the commercial medical device market and established and managed a network of national distributors and sales representatives. Later as Vice President of Marketing, Ms. McMorrow continued to assist in the launch of new product entrants in the laboratory and health and wellness sectors. She was also a member of the management team that facilitated Akers Biosciences’ listing on the NASDAQ capital market in early 2014. Before entering the medical device industry, Ms. McMorrow held various positions within the pharmaceutical industry at Genta, Inc., Innovex, Organon, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc.
Ms. McMorrow holds an MBA in Marketing from Seton Hall University.
Vice President, Operations
Mr. Riola combines over 25 years of experience in Information Technology management with experience in data center design, application development, risk management, digital rights management, and online marketing and sales. He joined the Company in 2010 as Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he had been involved with a number of companies holding a variety of positions including Vice President of Operations Disaster Recovery Specialist and CTO. Mr. Riola also built a number of successful technology-based online retail businesses.
Mr. Riola studied Marketing and Management at the College of Dupage, IL and went on to earn a BA from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.